REPORTS TO: Technical Director




  • Ensures that the lighting and projection quality of TheaterWorks productions and presentations are of the highest quality.
  • Serve as the Master Electrician for all TheaterWorks productions and educational programs.
  • Serve as the Board Op for all TheaterWorks productions and educational programs.
  • Maintain lighting repertory plot in both theaters at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Responsible for overall execution of, but not limited to, projections, practicals, fog and haze, and cue and run lights, aspects of TheaterWorks productions,
  • Responsible for oversight of the lighting operations of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts rentals and presentations.


  • Runs lighting and projection equipment with all appropriate safety standards and procedures.
  • Helps to establish and operates within a technical production budget for theater equipment and consumables
  • Responsible for the use, inventory, and maintenance of all lighting, video, and projection equipment.
  • Ensures that all lighting equipment is maintained and in safe working order.
  • Oversees all visual and technical support including the setting up and operating of lighting, video, and projection equipment for TheaterWorks productions.
  • Operates in a multitasking environment that encourages teamwork and collaboration.
  • Collaborates with Directors, Stage Managers, Set, Sound, and Lighting Designers to create a technical experience that enhances the artistic expression on the stage.
  • Collaborates with renters and presenters within the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts to create a technical experience that enhances the artistic expression on the stage and reflects positively on the professional quality of the facility.
  • Assists in the recruitment, supervision, and training for backstage volunteers, run crew, and technicians.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Design or Technical Theater.
  • 3+ Years theater experience including lighting design, master electrician work, projection design, projection/video engineering.


  • Knowledge of stage lighting, including electricity, wiring, and electronics systems and hardware.
  • Thorough knowledge of theatrical, musical, and technical stage techniques and requirements.
  • Computer literate—has working knowledge of Microsoft office and database and spreadsheet experience.
  • Has working knowledge of Apple Mac OSX and QLab
  • Has working knowledge of ETCnet, DMX, moving lights, and LED hookup/control practices.
  • Has working knowledge of ETC Ion lighting console
  • Skilled, competent, and proficient in audio-visual best practices.
  • Skilled in planning, organizing, and supervising all lighting, projection and media set-up, load-in, and strike activities.
  • Skilled in the use of management techniques required to operate several theaters simultaneously in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Team player who can lead and be part of a team as an individual contributor.
  • Has ability to respond to unusual and rapidly changing requirements with calm, flexibility, and an attitude of service.
  • Creative problem solver who can troubleshoot to address complex and unique challenges.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide variety of people and in a wide variety of roles.

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of introduction to Artistic Director, Chris Hamby at:




High School
This internship provides an in-depth theatrical experience for high school students. Interns will divide their time between administrative support for the Summer Camp, as well as performing the duties of a teacher’s assistant in one or more summer classes.

Theater Works offers college-level internships in the following areas:

  • Costume Shop
  • Directing
  • Lighting Design
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Scenic Painting
  • Scenery
  • Stage Management
  • Teaching Artist(s)


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